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Youth Support Worker

Job type: Temporary, Full time

Location: Leeds

£70 - 80 per day

Recruiter: Vision for Education

Sector: Education


Job description

Youth Support Worker

Leeds, West Yorkshire 

08:30-15:30, Monday to Friday - September Start!

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people in the Leeds area? Do you have experience supporting children, young people and/or adults with autism and learning disabilities? If you are answering ‘yes' to any of these questions, then this would be the ideal role for you!

Pay: £70-£80 per day
Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. This is a temporary position (with opportunities for a permanent role are available) meaning that you will have the opportunity to work long-term full time placements at various special schools around West Yorkshire. This will allow you to support a wide range of different children and enhance on your experience in the sector. This position is for a September start.

The Role

As a Youth Support Worker, you will be supporting pupils with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs to work to the best of their ability in order to make the most of their education and learning. You will assist and encourage the children to take part in all activities and tasks carried out by the school including physical activity, lesson activities and crafts. 

The responsibilities of a Youth Support Worker, at this school are to build relationships with the pupils in order to fully understand their needs and requirements and adapt to their personalised approach to learning to help them achieve their individual outcomes and guide them towards their aspirations for the future. Depending on the needs and requirements of the students, you may be required to support with personal care and moving and handling tasks. 

The School 

The environment in which you will be working is in a Special School in South Leeds that caters for children between the ages of 4 to 19. The school caters for pupils with a wide range of learning needs from moderate to severe learning difficulties, Autism and Complex Needs and communication and language barriers.

The school is committed to providing an environment in which all pupils can feel safe, happy, accepted and integrated, so that they are able to develop to their full potential. This means various facilities and provisions have been added to the school like creative/sensory rooms and sunken trampolines in order to make it accessible for each child and they can make the most out of their learning.

To be considered for the Youth Support Worker position, you will: 

  • Be available Monday to Friday 08:30 – 15.30.
  • Be willing to attend a one-day positive behaviour management course.
  • Be happy to support pupils with personal care (if required).
  • Have a minimum of 6 months' experience supporting children and young people with special educational needs.
  • Be willing to undergo a DBS check.
  • Hold a Moving and Handling Certificate.

About us

We are a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. 

What we offer
As a valued employee you will receive: 

  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. 
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (to commence when schools re-open, subject to availability and qualifying criteria). 
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). 
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers' Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to. 
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training and safeguarding training.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. 
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.  

How to apply 
If you are an experienced or aspiring Youth Support Worker who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website.

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